K-8 Registration Information

Last Updated: 1/5/2023 7:36 PM

The following documents are required for Waterbury Public School Registration:
*(Not Valid for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act-please see below)

What is McKinney-Vento? Information Packet: English | Spanish | Albanian 

  • Children Birth Certificate (long form required)
  • Guardianship papers/Custody Papers (if applicable)

  • Most recent Physical and Immunization Records; If you are coming from or have visited outside the United States, please check with your healthcare provider for the need of a PPD.

  • Lead test results for New Kindergarten students only

  • Report Card

  • Special Education Records (if applicable, i.e: IEP, 504 plan)

  • Proof of Residence (see below)

  • If a Language other than English is spoken in the home, after online registration is complete, please call 203-573-7895 x4015 or 4021 for an appointment. 

Accepted Forms of Proof of Residency

We require one of the following:

  • Deed to the home, current mortgage statement, mortgage closing statement.
  • Current lease
  • Current utility bill (gas, electric or water)
  • Homeowners or rental insurance
  • Property tax (real estate, car tax)
  • Notarized Affidavit of Residence

If the student and the parent/guardian are living in a dwelling that is rented or owned and occupied by another person, the person who owns or rents the dwelling must complete/sign the Certificate of Residency form and provide a proof of your local residence.



Physical Form: English | Spanish 

Clinic and Vaccination: English | Spanish 

Dress Code: English | Spanish 

McKinney- Vento Information Packet: English | Spanish | Albanian 

McKinney- Vento Questionnaire: English | Spanish 

Resident Form: English | Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q- I live with someone; I don’t have anything in my name. What can I use?

A- Refer to Accepted Forms of Proof of Residency (See above) *(NOT FOR McKinney Vento)*

Resident Form: English | Spanish


Q-  I' am living somewhere other than my permanent residence (shelter, hotel/motel, living in my car, living with family or friend)

A- Go to the Forms section and fill out the McKinney Vento questionnaire and email it to welcome@waterbury.k12.ct.us. If you need assistance, call our office.

McKinney- Vento Information Packet: English | Spanish | Albanian 
McKinney- Vento Questionnaire: English | Spanish 



Q- I moved within Waterbury how do I change my address and school?

A- Contact the school the child is currently in and give them your new address and they will handle the transfer.  *(not applicable when schools are not in session)*


Q- How do I transfer my child or request special permission?

A- Special Permission has been suspended for some time; however, a request in writing can be made under extreme or severe circumstances by submitting a formal situation form.  Pleae call 203.346.3511 ext 4017 or visit the Welcome Center or email quineshia.brown@waterbury.k12.ct.us at the Family and Community Engagement Office.


Q- I can’t upload my documents

A–  Take a picture of the document to upload or documents can be faxed or brought into the office.


Q- I don’t have any of these documents.  What can I do?

A- Request the documents from the previous school, call the child’s pediatrician (NOT FOR McKinney Vento)


Q – My child needs a physical and/or a vaccine.  Where can I get the form and get it completed?

A- The State of CT Physical Form and the Clinic and Vaccine List is under Forms. *(not applicable for McKinney Vento)*

Clinic and Vaccination: English | Spanish 
Physical Form: English | Spanish 



Q – Does the Waterbury Public Schools wear uniforms? 

A– The Waterbury Public Schools has a Dress Code  
      Dress Code: English | Spanish 


Q – What happens when I complete the Registration online?

A– Once the Registration is completed online and all required documents are submitted and up to date you will receive an email with the school assignment, dress code and transportation link (click on your child’s assigned school and find the closest bus stop to your home). Transportation Link will be updated 2 weeks prior to school starting.  If the required documents are not submitted, you will receive an email letting you know what documents are still needed. *(not applicable for McKinney Vento) *


McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance ACT Pre K - 12th Grade:

The McKinney-Ventor Homeless Assistance Act defines "homeless children and youth" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. 

The term includes children and youth who are: 

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, fleeing an abuser, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as doubled-up)
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train station, or camping ground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodation
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters, abandoned in hospitals, or similar settings


McKinney-Vento requires schools to enroll students (both accompanied and unaccompanied) experiencing homelessness (due to the above terms) immediately, even if the student is unable to provide documents that are typically required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, records of immunization and other required health records, proof of residency, or other documentation 42 U.S.C. 11432(g)(3)(C). To download a pamphlet, click here. (En Espanol) (Ne Shqip). 




2022-2023 School Year: 


Waterbury Public Schools
236 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8000

Fax: (203) 574-8010